Patron Saint of Police

The Patron Saint of the of the Catholic Police Guild is St Michael, the Archangel.  His feast day is the 29th September.

tumblr_m1pufsfwls1r4kizgo1_1280The name Michael signifies “Who is like to God?” and was the war cry of the good angels in the battle fought in heaven against Satan and his followers.

Holy Scripture describes St Michael as “one of the chief princes,” and leader of the forces of Heaven in their triumph over the powers of Hell.

He has been especially honored and invoked as patron and protector by the Church from the time of the Apostles.

Although he is always called “the Archangel,” the Greek Fathers and many others place him over all the angels – as Prince of the Seraphim.

St Michael is the patron of police, paratroopers, grocers, mariners and sickness.